Definition of shifting cultivation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shifting cultivation

BrE BrE//ˌʃɪftɪŋ ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɪftɪŋ ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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a way of farming in some tropical countries in which farmers use an area of land until it cannot be used for growing plants any more, then move to a new area of land
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shifting cultivation